Dr. Francis graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ in 1989. Her past clinical positions include Director of Outreach Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1996–2004; Clinical Director, Kessler-Lerner Lymphedema Services, 1997–2004; and Clinical Director, ALS Clinic Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1994–2004. She is a member of the St. Barnabas Breast Program Leadership Committee and Cancer Committee. She is also a member of the American Lymphedema Framework Project steering committee, and is a member of the medical advisory committee of the National Lymphedema Network.
Among Dr. Francis’ many awards and honors, she has been selected for Best Doctors of New York, New York Magazine; New Jersey’s Best Doctors, NJ Monthly magazine; Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors; Inside New Jersey magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America database. She was named by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 1% of physicians in her specialty.
Dr. Francis has lectured extensively in numerous clinical and academic settings across the nation, including at hospitals, patient seminars, webinars, and numerous medical conferences including the biennial National Lymphedema Network conferences.